So a couple of years ago I painted our family crest for one of my brothers for Christmas. Thanks to a great photo, it’s available as notecards, prints and even acrylic and metallic prints through the online gallery I work with, FineArtAmerica.Com . My maiden name is Walsh, my dad wore a gold ring with the Pierced Swan crest and it was always a source of mystery and pride for me.
Cut to 30 years later and my first visit to Wales. My husband is from England and his mum, from Barmouth, Wales. We were there for an uncle’s funeral and had a little time to drive and tour the countryside which, for me, had a deep primordial draw that I couldn’t explain. Until I entered the gift shot where, lo and behold, I spied a keyring with the Walsh crest on it.
I know the Walsh name is huge in Ireland, the fourth most common name in all of that country. But according to Wikipedia, it evolved as the name for foreigners from Wales and Britain.
So, if there are any Walshes out there in search of prints, notecards, canvas copies, here’s one option for you: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/walsh-family-crest-maura-satchell.html